Slightly OT, Debian question

Jim Richardson warlock at
Tue May 31 02:18:26 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-05-30 at 22:58 +0200, Wander Boessenkool wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-05-30 at 13:27 -0700, Jim Richardson wrote:
> > I have a woody server install, with 2.2.20 kernel, basic, bare bones
> > install, and everthing is going swimmingly, except... reboot doesn't
> > work, nor does shutdown -r now. No error message shows up, it just
> > doesn't reboot. I get the "system going down now" message on the tty
> > (well, ssh login) It's a remote box, so I can't just trip the reset
> have you ried running 'init 6'?

same result, although now I am getting an error message, 

init: timeout opening/writing control channel /dev/initctl

Don't know why that only started showing up recently. 
/dev/initctl exists, and has the right same perms as other machinest
that work fine. 

Jim Richardson
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